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Protein Booster - Veggie Pellets, (42% protein)

Protein Booster - Veggie Pellets, (42% protein)

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High-Protein Veggie Pellets - 10g (approx 30 pellets)

This listing is for 10g of protein pellets (42% protein content) which can be added to the substrate as extra protein supplements for beetle larvae, to promote faster larval growth and a larger adult size. These pellets can also be used as protein supplements for other invertebrates such as isopods, millipedes, roaches, and other exotic pets.

These vegetable-based protein pellets are taken especially well by species that may not eat animal-based protein pellets as readily. The advantage of these veggie pellets over regular protein pellets is that uneaten pieces do not mould as quickly.

When used as supplements for beetle larvae, these are a good source of extra protein for Flower Beetles (Cetoniinae), Rhino Beetles (Dynastinae) and Stag Beetles (Lucanidae). Protein supplementsare also necessary when raising larvae of certain species like Goliath Beetles (Goliathus spp.) that have to feed on a high-protein diet to gain weight.

These pellets can be fed to beetle larvae of many of the larger species beetles once they reach the final L3 stage. As a guide, I give 1 veggie pellet every week per L3 larva of larger species such as Mecynorrhina torquata ugandensis. Therefore, 10g (~30 pellets) will be enough to support one larva for 30 weeks, or a group of 10x larvae for just under a month.  *Do not add excessive amounts of protein pellets to the substrate as any that they cannot eat in time can be more suceptible to mould. Less is always better.*

Crude protein - 42.0%
Crude fat - 4.0%
Crude fibre - 5.0%

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